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of thousands of books have been written about the assassination. they concentrate on what happened to jack kennedy. not one went into detail in what i considered an adequate way, substantial detail about what was happening to lyndon johnson. what was happening from his point of view. the assassination had never been told from johnson's point of view. it came to me when i was doing this book that we have to do that. how do you do that? first you interview people who are still alive. john connolly himself is very helpful to me. he had this great ranch in south texas with a stable reporter horses. used to come to the guest house where i would say very early in the morning, 5:30 or 6:00 and sit on the top railing of the fence watching them exercise and he would tell me -- he answered almost every question i asked about johnson's career, took me through the assassination in great detail. one of the things he said was everybody thought when they heard the shot that was a motorcycle backfire or it was a balloon going off for a firecracker. but he said i was a hunter. i knew the instant i heard it
like note the presence of several hudson institute trustees or vice chair, and the trustee jack david, as a special interest in the book as he was the first person to tread and he is married to the author. [laughter] we were grateful for jack's service on the board and the voflght involvement in the important book. i want to thank today's panelists the senior partner who was president at george w. bush special envoy. and the projection of north korea ref refugee and joseph kim who is a remarkable individual who escaped from north korea at the age of 13. hudson institute was founded 51 years ago as a farred-looking international policy research organization designed to think creatively about how to achieve a better future in the face of unprecedented challenges of the early 1960s. the world has changed in significant ways since those days the fundamental day of looking at it has not. since the days of the founding hudson institute -- few determined individuals can make a significant difference in the fight for freedom and human rights. and the book that we will be discussing today esca
of you know, is a senior fellow along with her husband at the hudson institute, jack, at the hudson institute. before that melanie was for many years a leading editorial page writer at the "the wall street journal" editorial board. she wrote editorial and articles ranging on all subject from domestic do foreign policy. but in her role in deputy editor of the "the wall street journal," editorial page, she had keen focus on foreign policy and in particular really took to the issue of north korea human rights. like really no one else in the american media has taken to it. earlier in her career, she spent about ten years in asia working for the "the wall street journal" asia, in how hong kong and before that she had actually had a another gig she lived and working in tokyo, i believe. melanie received her bachelors degree from princeton university and the master's degree from the university of toronto. the book that melanie kirkpatrick has written is absolutely rivetting. it really reads more like a nelson or tom clan sei thriller than it does the work of non-fiction. she tell us an inc
. she gave jack and jackie kennedy a dinner at buckingham palace, which was the first time the president had dined there when woodrow wilson was entertained by the queen's grandfather, king george five. yet, the 31-year-old first lady was surprisingly critical afterwards. he was not impressed by the flowers were the furnishings at buckingham palace. or by the queens evening gown and what she described as her flat hairstyle. jackie said that when she also complained about the pressure of being on tour, the queen gave her a glance of and advice that one gets classy with time. when the president was assassinated in 1963, she was prevented from her doctors from attending the memorial service at the intensity was the beetle. yet she insisted on having her own memorial service at saint george's chapel windsor, and she invited 400 american servicemen to attend the service and to have a tour of windsor castle afterwards. when winston churchill died in january 1965, the queen gave him the supreme honor of a full state funeral. lyndon johnson wanted to be there, but he was in the hospital with acu
who broke open the jack abrams of scandal and cause the oil regulators sleeping with oil executives, to oversee the stimulus and they found so far $7.2 million of fraud -- ted deutch elson implementation story federal lot more fun than they sound about the weatherization division and -- which was known as the turkey farm at the department of energy because that is where. basically send -- is impossible to get rich republican employees so he thought if you kill the weatherization program he would put the worst employees there and kill it and tell the story about the woman who came in and shook up the turkey farm. it has a happy ending where the weatherization program which went on to a horrible start and everybody wrote terrible stories about it end up getting into shape and weatherize a million homes and no one wrote any stories about it. this is what they said the hype of political appointees's back. you be here and you be gone. they were right. some ridiculous thing where she hired somebody without going by the rules and ended up having to resign. it is hard to make change. there
and friends and my son, jack newton, is here today and my wife to whom the book is dedicated. also our friends the capels, christopher and elizabeth and sarah are here, and i thank you for welcoming them as well. i am here today to discuss a great warrior who made a better country. a good man and a good father who presided over a lovely family, a man who understood his obligations to society and fulfilled them to the best of his ability. i'm speaking, of course, about irwin. [laughter] who helped me so much with this book and who allowed me to be here today. as irwin mentioned, i have known him for more than 15 years, and i've turned to him for wisdom on more subjects than i can count whether it's been writing the city charter or the various trials that i covered and irwin followed from the patriot act to the challenges faced by reporters trying to do their work today amid a war on terror. i know of no person who is more fluent on more subjects or more generous and graceful with his time and knowledge. in los angeles we consider it a great act of beany sense that we have shared irwin with you,
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